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Teams enter World Series on emotional, spiritual highs

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | San Francisco outfielder Travis Ishikawa doesn’t recall rounding the bases after hitting a three-run, walk-off home run Thursday night that beat the St.

A little ray of all-American sunshine

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sports | I’m a fair-weather sports fan, meaning I get excited about a team only when they’re winning. But not just  any  team—there has to be some…

Balls and Batts

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | The lack of a left arm hasn’t kept young Dawson Batts from becoming a baseball All-Star

Relishing baseball’s postseason

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The Kansas City Royals made the playoffs this year for the first time since 1985, and then swept the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the team with major league…

‘Never say Nava’: A Christian player’s saga

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | If you’re seeking a Christian ballplayer to cheer for, check out Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox. His is a Cinderella tale of movement from washing…

No prosperity gospel in baseball

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | In March I wrote about the attempts of two still-young pitchers to get back to the major leagues. (See “Curve Balls: When bad things happen to once-good…

Why we love athletes like Tony Gwynn so much

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | What makes us have affections for athletes? We don’t know them. We’ve never even met them. So it’s not a personal connection. But it feels personal,

Write like an Angell

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Roger Angell, America’s best baseball writer over the past several decades, is 93 but still going to work almost every day at The New Yorker . Last week he…

The old ballgame

The old ballgame

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | The Baseball Project adds to its impressive lineup of albums about America’s pastime

Churches should stay away from the MLB way

Churches should stay away from the MLB way

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | A couple weeks ago one of my favorite podcasts, Gleeman and the Geek, disappeared from iTunes. But within a day or two it was back, with hosts Aaron Gleeman…

Make room for creativity in schools

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | I’m not aware of Bill James orating at any college commencements this month, but that’s higher education’s loss. Last month I reviewed the 25th…

Home run hit

Home run hit

By Sophia Lee
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Movies | Million Dollar Arm pitches a classic tale of unlikely heroes crossing cultural lines

 
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